President Obama celebrates day of service with Los Angeles Lakers


President Obama welcomed the Los Angeles Lakers to Washington, D.C. to honor their 2009-2010 season and their second consecutive NBA championship. While in town the Lakers participated in a service project at a Washington D.C. Boys and Girls Club alongside President Obama and DC area youth.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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